Pochettino Hails Kane As ‘Football Assassin’ Not Fully Appreciated In England

Annette Crawford
November 10, 2018

Dele Alli keeps his place in attack but Christian Eriksen is given a rest as he drops to the bench.

That run of form is simply not good enough, leaving the South London outfit 14th in the table and just two points above the dropzone, and an EFL Cup exit at the hands of second-tier side Middlesbrough last Wednesday did not help matters.

He took his tally to 150 Spurs goals with his double in the Champions League win over PSV in midweek, which also saw him equal Jermain Defoe's record of 23 European goals for the club.

The 5.30pm kick-off will be the end of a taxing few weeks for Mauricio Pochettino's side as they have played six times already since October 20. That is why we were talking before about Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen and global duty.

"I understand we need to sacrifice some games for some players so they can cope with the demand in the future".

With Mousa Dembélé out for the rest of the calendar year, Pochettino has no choice but to rush Dier back into the XI for their trip to Selhurst Park. Kane has been again great for Spurs, scoring 10 goals between the Champions League and Premier League.

Pochettino also compared the English style of gameplay with Italian style while saying "If Harry Kane is Italian and playing for the Italian side he will be a bit more protected because the Italian people are more protective of their players", and added "It is hard to push but when they are there they try to keep up there".

"Of course now every time I decide to pick my starting XI I have a name I feel comfortable to play", he added. But in a press conference this week, Pochettino reiterated his commitment to Spurs, while acknowledging that rumours are part and parcel of football.

"The most important thing is when you players start to feel pressure from their team-mates pushing you to move and be conscious and responsible to increase your level".

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